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What We Do


There is pure joy when children and adults join together to become a family. Adoption, the intentional growth of families, gives children a loving home, a new name and caring relatives. It also gives families another branch to their family tree, more hugs and the ability to make a difference one life at a time. Thousands of children are currently in the foster care system awaiting permanent placement with their forever families. Some have been abused, neglected or abandoned, leading to the termination of parental rights by the court. Many of these children have special needs because of their emotional scars and past suffering. Relatives or foster parents adopt the majority of children in Michigan. Often there are groups of brothers and sisters who need adoptive homes. Staff try to place these children together whenever possible.

For more information on our adoption program, please contact the MCHS Placement Office at 313-531-6190. We hold PRIDE trainings monthly for those interested in adoption. Adoption applicants must attend an 8-hour PRIDE orientation as well as two additional 8-hour trainings. You can find the dates for these trainings on our calendar; however, please note that pre-registration is required.

Facts and Figures

• Facilitated 41 adoptions in 2013
• Children were 0 – 17 years old
• Over the past five years, MCHS has facilitated 195 adoptions

Past Adoption Records

If you are seeking information for past adoption records, please fill out the form below. Click here to view our post adoption services and associated fees.

Information about closed adoption records can be found here.

Preferred Method of Contact

If you are a DHHS or foster care worker and are looking for information regarding referrals, please contact Stephanie Sears at 313-531-3140 or

Our Partners

  • KOHP